Monday, March 29, 2010

Why I will miss Delhi

There's a group on Facebook called "Once you have lived in New Delhi, you cannot live anywhere else in the world". While that may not be all true (there are Delhiites who go gaga about Canada and Florida)and I can live in pretty much any part of the world, I have to admit I am going to miss Delhi. Because there are some things you won't ind anywhere else in the world, at least not in so pronounced a way, so definitive of a city.
These are just some of the things I'm going to miss (in alphabetical order, none of them is in any way more important than the other):

1.) Cycle-rickshaws
2.) Delhi Metro
3.) India Gate, Red Fort, Qutab Minar, etc. (the fact that you can go centuries back in History whenever you feel like it)
4.) Oxford Bookstore
5.) Parathe wali gali (Chandni Chowk)
6.) Punjabi (mixed with a plethora f other languages like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and whatnot)
7.) Sarojini Nagar, CP, Dilli Haat, DC Janakpuri, Lutyens
8.) Schools which are more like meeting grounds for abuse-experts, models and people with (alleged) connections in the underground, despite everyone's insistence that they are 'temples of learning'.
9.) Stuck-up, pretentious and happy people (yes, that is praise).
10.)Tagging on either 'ji' or an expletive to every other word.
11.)Velapanti :P

Then again, who can rival Mumbai?

Saturday, March 06, 2010

And the award goes to...

What do I do when I am bored sick of Troublesome Trigonometry and Quirky Quadratic Equations? When Loathsome Linear Equations and Creepy Co-ordinate Geometry make me want to renounce the world and try to attain Nirvana? Of course, I put down my books, but what after that? No, I don't wait for the Oscars or the Filmfare awards. I give out my own awards! One clarification: These awards are not being given out to people, so consider your hopes of getting the award for "My Classiest Friend" or something similar as already dashed. How I love being a spoilsport! These awards are for the best and worst lyrics of all time.

Category: Most strikingly noticeable
Winner: Saanjh Dhale (Suresh Wadkar)
It says: Jugnu ka pat odhe aayegi raat abhi
Nishigandha ke sur mein keh degi baat sabhi

Category: Closest to reality
Winner: Main Pal Do Pal ka Shayar Hoon (Kabhi Kabhie)
It says: Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon
Pal do pal meri kahaani hai
Pal do pal meri hasti
Pal do pal meri jawaani hai

Category: Weirdest (yet fun)
Winners: a) Paisa (De Dana Dan)
It says: Hai sona bangla car bhi soni aish bohot dil karta hai
Mujhe ek baat ki samajh na aaye dil tere pe kyun marta hai
Ab jaan nikaalegi tu meri kya niyat hai teri
Main baarish kar doon paise ki jo tu ho jaye meri

b) Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji
It says: Bewajah baaton pe
Aiwein gaur kare

Category: What every depressed person should be singing
Winner: Chor Bazaari (Love Aaj Kal)
It says: Dekhke mujhko hansta gaata
Sad gayi ye duniya sad gayi

Category: Most quoted on Facebook
Winner: Hey Ya! (karthik Calling Karthik)
It says: Tumhe kaise main bataun, kya main paa gaya hoon
Tum jo mere saath ho
Mujhko duniya mil gayi hai, zindagi badal gayi hai
Tum jo mere saath ho

Category: Divine
Winner: Jashn-e-Bahaara (Jodhaa Akbar)
It says: Mulaqaton mein hai jaise ghul si gayi tanhaai

Category: These rocked Tenth B
Winners: a) Jaane Tu Jaane Na
It says: Tera mujhse hai pehle ka naata koi
Yun hi nahin dil lubhaata koi
Jaane tu...ya jaane na
Maane tu...ya maane na

b)Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua (Shri 420)
Pyaar hua iqrar Hua hai
Pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil (courtesy Shailendra!)

Category: What Were They Thinking?!
Winner: Jhagde (Ishq Bector and Rakhi Sawant)
It says: Tera Dakku Daddy kade warrant
Teri mummy badi blunt
Utton tu vi mare current

Jab tu mere ghar vi aandi
Meri maa se tu lad jaandi
Tu tho meri meri meri meri meri meri
Tu tho meri band bajandi
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